You wanted Galaxy Nexus buying advice, Facebook Timeline tips and the truth about the iPhone 4S. Kick off the run-up to Christmas by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- iPhone 4S: The Good, The Bad And The Pointless
Can Apple’s flagship phone persuade Road Worrier to switch into the iOS camp? Here’s what I enjoyed and abhorred about the iPhone 4S in a month of using it in multiple locations.
- Planhacker: Who Has The Best Galaxy Nexus Deal?
The hugely anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus — the first Android phone to officially run the awesome new Ice Cream Sandwich build — officially makes its appearance in Australia this week. Of the three local carriers, who has the best deal if you want to buy on a contract? Planhacker runs through the numbers for Optus, Telstra and Vodafone.
- How To Use Facebook’s New Timeline Feature
Facebook finally rolled out its much-anticipated Timeline feature today, which brings a snazzy new interface to your profile, not to mention the ability to see every post anyone’s ever made back to their first day on Facebook. Here are the things you need to know about using it.
- You Have Downloaded Tracks Your BitTorrent Use
Try as you might, there’s no foolproof way to be absolutely sure that your BitTorrent downloads are private and hidden from prying eyes. To prove it, one web site is posting your downloading habits out and in the open for all to see, and so we all understand how easy it can be to pin specific torrents to individual IP addresses.
- iTunes Match Live In Australia, $34.99 A Year
Well, that was quicker than we expected. Less than a monthafter its US launch, iTunes Match has gone live in Australia, costing $34.99 a year.
- Most Popular Windows Downloads And Posts Of 2011
Windows had some great apps and how-tos in 2011, not to mention our first preview of Windows 8 and all the fun that comes along with a public beta. Here’s our look at Lifehacker’s most popular Windows downloads, how-tos, and other posts from the past year.
- Don’t Fall For The JB Hi-Fi $200 Voucher Facebook Hoax
It’s the golden rule of the internet – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. There’s currently a JB Hi-Fi scam doing the rounds on Facebook promising a free $200 gift card to the first 25,000 attendants of a special JB Hi-Fi event. The only thing you’re going to win by joining the event is compromised privacy and online security.
- The Power User’s Guide To Chrome
Chrome is overtaking Firefox among power users, and for good reason. It’s an incredibly powerful, extensible web browser with tons of excellent features. Today, we’re covering it all — from longtime shortcuts to the latest features in one of our favourite web browsers.
- Ask LH: Which Laptop Should I Get For Uni?
Dear Lifehacker, I just finished the HSC this year and am starting university next year. I’ve been told that the average student takes a laptop to university, that a large majority use Macs, and that I should seriously consider getting one. However, I’ve used PCs all my life and while I am quite decent with using Windows, I have never spent the time getting accustomed to a Mac.
- When People Barge On Before Others Get Off
It’s Good Manners 101 stuff: don’t barge onto a train or into a lift until the people already on board get a chance to exit. Yet this simple courtesy is often neglected. Are you noticing more people barging impatiently, and how do you deal with it?